As our friends and supporters, we are excited to share with you the results of our 2014 Snohomish County Realtor Food Drive. Like it is every October, our office was a happy, noisy, crowded place this past month as the food began piling up week-by-week: canned fruits and vegetables, juice, instant potatoes and stuffing mix, rice, beans, and more. If you had been in the office Wednesday mornings, you would have heard excited weight results: “Debbie brought in 76 pounds!” “Wait, wait … Kim brought in 112!” You missed those exclamations, but perhaps you saw our teams of two and three outside Haggen’s grocery store. We have a truly giving community; you blessed the Food Bank with the money you dropped in our donation jar and the bags of groceries you piled up in our donation bins. From the bottom of our hearts, we want to say Thank you. The month-long Food Drive culminated with an awards banquet last week, where we heard the tallies from around the area. And guess what? Out of the 55 Realtor offices in Snohomish County, Windermere Real Estate led the way by bringing in over 86% of the 55,744 pounds of food donated! Not only that, but our own Marysville Windermere office collected 14,828 pounds of food … that’s 26% of ALL the food collected! As excited as were are about these results, we know it couldn’t have happened without your help. Thank you for your willingness to give. We’re proud of you. And, if we may say so, we’re proud of our team, too. Windermere Marysville is an amazing group of Realtors who follow the Windermere way of giving back to the community we live and work in. This year’s drive is over, but stay tuned. We’ll be back at it next October!
I had no idea, when I chose to affiliate with Windermere Real Estate, that they had such heart. Every fall they kick into high gear with the annual food drive to benefit the Marysville Food Bank. Teams of two and three have been manning a table in front of Haggen's for the past several weeks. I'm overwhelmed at the community's generosity, and so happy that we're going to have such a large donation of food and money to hand over to the Food Bank at the end of the month. We're at over 6000 pounds of food so far, and several thousand dollars in cash! If you're out shopping Friday or Saturday this week, please stop by and say hello.